Hair Styling for the Makeup Artist Course

Hairstyling for the makeup artist is an essential skill needed to compliment the beauty or special makeup effects makeup artist on film, photo shoots, runway, stage and print. This 130-hour avocational course focuses on the fundamentals of hairstyling to enhance your industry knowledge and compliment your on-set makeup artistry looks and special makeup effects pieces. This course takes you from simple, yet professional blow-drying techniques all the way through creative up-dos, bridal hair styles, and photo shoot styling. Students will learn how to properly use blow-dryers, curling irons, and smoothing irons to achieve many styles. The students will be taught a wide range of styles from a structured look (such as French twist’s and chignons) to more creative and free-flowing styles (like braided and whimsical up-dos, Hollywood finger waves, and modern bridal styling). Throughout this course students will participate in daily hands on projects including working weekly with live models. The L Makeup Institute encourages learning by practice through hands-on repetition to help students become efficient and skillful in all aspects of hairstyling. In addition, students will also be taught business best-practices, pricing, and speed to properly accommodate future clients. At the end of the course students will have their final hair and makeup and hair look photographed to further build upon their portfolio.

Course Outline

  • Introduction – 6.5hrs.
    Classroom policies, kit overview, client consultation, etiquette, sanitation, hair products and tools.
  • Fundamental Hairstyling Techniques – 58.5 hrs.
    Working with different hair textures, blow-drying techniques, creating volume using hot tools, curling styles, waving techniques, male grooming.
  • Creative Hair Techniques – 52 hrs.
    Learn how to create up-do’s, pin curls, braiding, buns, ponytails, French twist, and a chignon.
  • Hair Clip-In Additions – 6.5 hrs.
    How to transform your client using clip in hair additions, how to style, curl and treat hairpieces. How to create volume and work with various hair lengths.
  • Photo Shoot – 6.5 hrs.
    Bring in a model and learn how to capture a portfolio worthy image using the techniques and skills learned.


Disclaimer: The curriculum taught is not Approved by the State Board of Cosmetology and does not lead to a Cosmetology License.



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TOP Alumni Stories

  • Tirza GrantTirza Grant

    A month before I graduated from L Makeup Institute, I was hired as a freelance makeup artist with Too Faced Cosmetics. Soon after, I auditioned with Makeup Forever and earned the opportunity to join their artist team.

    After several years of freelance work, I made the bold decision to start my own business and launch GetReady makeup agency, and truly thank L Makeup for everything they taught me!

  • Wendy Ryan SheltonWendy Ryan Shelton

    Wendy graduated from the L Makeup Institute in 2012. Since then, Wendy has been all over the world keeping her celebrity clientele looking fabulous, including The Backstreet Boys, The Killers, All 4 One, Amy Purdy, German superstar Capo Milano, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss Universe, local celebrity Jennifer Ramos and the Sexxy Show, Emily England, Israeli 'The Voice' winner Lina Makhoul, Stevie Boi, Cami Li, John Wackerman, among others.

    Her work has been featured in Playboy, AARP, Rolling Stone, Lifestyle Magazine, Mass Media Magazine, and many other magazines, as well as being the beauty director of TFW Magazine, sponsored by Xbox. You can find her published articles in Horse Power in Heels, New Face Magazine, and L'Vegue Vegas Magazine.

  • Adolfo BarretoAdolfo Barreto

    After I graduated from L Makeup Institute I started my career in entertainment, working in film, print, commercials, television, and red carpet events. The technical training I received really set me apart from the industry, helping me to achieve my dreams on Sci-Fi Channel’s hit show, Face Off.

    Currently Adolfo is Lead Makeup Technician for “O” by Cirque du Soleil” and is also a returning Guest Artist at the L Makeup Institute

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